Officially passed the point of being able to refer to these as music videos. Whatever Florence Welch and director Vincent Haycock are creating is just getting bigger. Check out the 4th (“Queen of Peace”) and 5th (“Long and Lost”) instalments from How Big How Blue How Beautiful below!
Japanese animator Hiraoka Masanobu returns with another mind-melting surreal feast for the eyes. Masanobu’s style is so recognizable now and yet the films remain as unpredictable as they always were. Watch the animation below.
Quite a unique style to this animation by Oleg Morozow and Arkady Kravchouk (The Happy Drummers) graduates of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Apparently the effect was achieved through a combination of 3D animation and the use of an old printer. Watch the animation below.
Filmmaker Danny Cooke’s short documentary, Kinabuhi, is a beautiful portrait of a group of Filipino coconut farmers whose livelihood is in doubt. Plenty of gorgeous shots in this short documentary to draw you right in. I was immediately struck by how dangerous these farmers jobs are, and there is just something so satisfying about watching people with a mastery of very specific skills. The man in the image above is casually climbing a tree cutting little footholds as he goes.
Watch Kinabuhi below.
VSCO’s new music platform Venue kicks off with a gorgeous feature on Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Courthouse. Directed by photographer Rog Walker & Street Etiquette, the video is based on Bridges’ one-take performance inside the landmark building back in June and opens with a beautiful spoken word performance by Joekenneth Museau. See more images and watch the full video below!
If this is what happens when two (extremely talented) people get up in the wee hours of the morning and decide to create something, then everyone needs to be doing this.
No permits. 3 takes. Watch Nathan Mitchell dance it up in Phillip Lopez’s “Fred Astaire with a stomach full of Corn Chips and Valium,” below!